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New mountain biking, hiking trail added to southern Utah’s Iron Hills Trail System

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 13th - 12:16pm

If you’re looking for mountain biking, running or hiking options in southern Utah, there’s a new trail available that offers an extended ride in the southeastern portion of Cedar City.

Parent possessing cheerleader hazing tape denies school district accusations

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 13th - 9:02am

The parent of a former Desert Hills High School cheerleader says they went to the St. George Police Department with information about an alleged hazing incident after fearing an improper response from the Washington County School District.

Fugitives who escaped from guards in Utah captured in Arizona, authorities say

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Sep 12th - 7:27am

A fugitive couple who escaped from authorities in Utah by faking a medical emergency have been captured in Arizona after a weeks-long search.

Mosquitoes that are ‘vectors for various viral diseases’ found in Grand County

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Sep 11th - 11:55am

Mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus all over the Beehive State, but officials in Moab have discovered another type of mosquito they say is a “vector for various viral diseases.”

St. George police investigating video of hazing incident involving Desert Hills cheerleaders

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 11th - 8:22am

St. George police are investigating an alleged hazing incident from June involving the Desert Hills High School cheerleading team after the father of a cheerleader told officials he would release a full video account of the incident.

Police: Student arrested after shooting threat investigation at St. George middle school

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Sep 11th - 7:44am

Police arrested a juvenile after he allegedly threatened a school shooting at Snow Canyon Middle School.

School district officials ask for information following hazing incident

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 10th - 8:40am

Washington County School District officials are asking any victims of a hazing incident to talk with police after receiving threats about a full video of the incident.

Federal land managers: 3 trailhead kiosks, highway sign destroyed near Moab

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 9th - 9:07pm

The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to a conviction related to three wooden trailhead kiosks that were found cut down on public lands over the weekend, officials said Monday.

Parowan man dies in motorcycle crash in San Juan County, authorities say

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Sep 9th - 11:59am

A Parowan man died on Saturday after his motorcycle went off the road in San Juan County, authorities say.

Disciplinary action taken against Desert Hills High cheerleaders allegedly involved in hazing

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 9th - 10:15am

Allegations have come to light of a hazing incident involving several Desert Hills High School cheerleaders perpetrated against younger cheer team members in June.

Oil drilling plan near Utah monument draws tribal opposition

Morgan Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 9th - 9:25am

The U.S. government will allow oil and gas companies to make lease bids Monday on lands considered archaeologically sensitive near a national monument stretching across the Utah-Colorado border that houses sacred tribal sites.

Wildfire updates: 2 cited in connection with Gun Range Fire in Bountiful, authorities say

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Sep 9th - 8:01am

Authorities have located two people who they believe are responsible for the Gun Range Fire, which burned several homes in Bountiful last month.

St. George apartment fire displaces multiple residents

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 9th - 7:37am

A fire at an apartment complex off Dixie Drive displaced the occupants of 10 impacted units Sunday evening.

Bureau of Land Management Moab Office welcomes new field manager

St. George News  |  Posted Sep 8th - 8:16am

The Bureau of Land Management announced Nicollee Gaddis-Wyatt as the new manager for the Moab Field Office.

Wildfire updates: Fire in remote area of Iron County grows to 17K acres

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Sep 6th - 12:30pm

A lightning-caused wildfire in a remote part of Iron County has grown to 17,800 acres, authorities say.

Trial tentatively cancelled in fatal bar shooting as prosecutors, defense work toward resolution

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 5th - 8:27am

Bronson Joseph Flynn, who is accused of shooting a man to death outside a bar in St. George, will not go to trial in October as originally planned. Attorneys on both sides of the case remain in active negotiations as the defendant waits in federal custody.

Indian Creek rock climbing routes reopen after 6-month closure for nesting raptors

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 4th - 6:40pm

All Indian Creek climbing walls are open again after some were closed for about six months to allow raptors, such as eagles or falcons, space to nest in the area, federal land management officials said Tuesday.

3 men might face felony charges in Iron County poaching case, DWR officials say

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 4th - 11:35am

Felony charges may be filed in relation to a poaching case in Iron County last month, state wildlife officials said Wednesday.

Law enforcement agencies in Utah, Arizona searching for missing veteran

Ryann Richardson, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 2nd - 5:46pm

Jesse Conger, 37, was last seen Aug. 14 leaving his apartment in Scottsdale, Arizona, leaving behind his phone, wallet, I.D. and service dog.

Washington County schools struggle to support number of homeless students

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 2nd - 3:17pm

As the new school year begins, one Utah county is struggling to support its growing population of homeless students, officials said.